One Week Down and Five for Friday!

What a week it was! This week was so busy it is almost a blur! I have some of the same students from last year and a few new students. It was nice to see all of my students on Monday, I truly did miss them over the summer! Monday and Tuesday the kids just worked on routines and some getting to know you activities in their homerooms. Wednesday is when the fun really started, so I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday. Also, make sure you read to number 5, so that you do not miss out on my special giveaway!

I basically bought a new wardrobe, so I had to show off some of my new outfits. Here is what I wore this week:

For those of you don't already now, because I was slacking in the blog world. I am officially down 62 pounds! I got my next 5 pound sticker last Saturday!

And if you do not already know I am obsessed with Pure Barre! I took my 80th class today. Only 20 more to go until I am in the 100 tuck club! So excited!

My theme this year is polka dots and superhero students! It worked out really well, because I got a new student who is in love with superheroes. We talked about superhero student traits (from Katie King) and did a couple writing assignments/ activities this week. 

Finally,  it is Friday (woo hoo!) and I am giving away a 20 dollar Target Gift Card! Make sure you enter below! Also, I will be having many other giveaways throughout the year, so make sure you are following me!

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New blog design, new classroom reveal, and a pretty awesome giveaway!

Welcome back! I know it has been awhile since I have blogged, but I will be back at it this entire school year, I promise! I will be posting many awesome intervention tools, lots of freebies, and awesome giveaways this school year! This blog post may be a little long, but hang on, I promise you will like the end :).

School starts on Monday for me and my classroom is finally setup! I still have a million things to do before then (parent letter, make copies, get student binders together etc. etc.), but I am getting there! This summer I got a new floor, celling, and a fresh coat of paint in my classroom. So did I really get a new classroom? The answer is no, but boy does it look awesome! I am so excited to start this school year and get rolling, but as you know it can be a little stressful too.

To kick things off I am linking up with My Carolina Classroom for my classroom reveal!

A view of my classroom, looking from the front of the room, to the back of the room. I am really loving how the black makes everything pop!

 My classroom library and I am probalby the most excited for this part of my room! I made sure every book was leveled or categorized and put into the correct bin. I used Kindercraze's awesome library label kit from TPT!
 This is a view of the front of my classroom. I moved the kidney table up by the front board, so that I am able to incorporate more technology into my lessons.
This is the view of my front bulletin board. I love having Kindercraze's classroom rules in frames, they just look so pretty! Also, we do calendar on a weekly basis, have a school wide behavior system, and this is where will post my "I can" statements (on the blue chart).
This is a picture of my desk, very similar to last year, I just changed the material on the top. I still love my teacher toolbox, it really helps to keep me super organized! 

I love my new word wall this year! It is so much easier to read and looks a lot neater. Thank you Julie Shope and Classroom Canvas for awesome products!

Finally, this is a view of my window wall. I have some important anchor charts and many manipulatives in this area. I labeled everything with Kindercraze's black dots label set!

Well I hope you made it through this blog post and I hope you are liking my new classroom and new blog design as much as I am! If you are looking for a new design, I highly recommend PJs Design Laboratory. He was very easy to work with, very quick, and obviously does amazing work!
View his site here!

And finally the moment you have been waiting for… in celebration of a new school year and an awesome new blog design I am giving away a $20.00 Target gift card! All you have to do is make sure you are following me and then enter below. I hope you have a great start to this school year!

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